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2-Day Intermediate Summit Route

By Travel Rite Tours

Overview

2 days 1 night
Group trip
Price: USD$583.45 MYR2,412.29 per person
In addition to the regular climb up Mt Kinabalu, this option includes an additional via ferrata activity (i.e. Walk the Torq via ferrata). This is the less challenging via ferrata activity and is suitable for beginners. It is 380m in length and takes an additional 2 hours to complete on average. Highlights of the activity include a 6m monkey rope bridge and a 10m hanging ladder.
  • Shared Return Transport from hotel in Kota Kinabalu Town
  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Pendant Hut
  • Meals
  • State Park guide
  • Insurance
  • Climbing permit
  • Certificate of completion
  • Entrance fees
  • Walk the Torq via ferreta pass
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
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Travel Rite Tours

The team at Travel Rite Tours are an adventurous bunch who take good care of fellow adventure travellers.
3 years experience

Availability

Trips available daily
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If you require an earlier date, please request to book.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: KK - Kinabalu Park - Pendant Hut
KK - Kinabalu Park - Pendant Hut

Today you will travel to Kinabalu Park and hike up to Laban Rata (3,353m)

Accommodation: Pendant Hut Hostel - Dorm

  • 8am: Arrive at Kinabalu Park, collect packed lunch, register for your Mt Kinabalu summit climb at the Park Registration office, meet mountain guide, transfer to Timpohon Gate (1,829m)
  • 9am: Begin your climb.
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch break
  • 3pm: Settle in at Pendant Hut
  • 3.30pm: Attend the mandatory via ferrata familiarization in Pendant Hut, meet the Mountain Torq trainer
  • 6pm: Dinner at Laban Rata
Day 2: Pendant Hut - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Monkey Bridge - Hanging Ladder - Base Camp - Hotel in KK
Pendant Hut - Mt Kinabalu Summit - Monkey Bridge - Hanging Ladder - Base Camp - Hotel in KK

Today you will summit at sunrise, and climb a 10m hanging ladder off the side of the mountain

  • 1.30 - 2 am - Wake up for early morning supper
  • 2.30 am - Start hiking up to the summit with your Sabah Parks mountain guide
  • 5.40 am - Catch the sunrise on Low's Peak
  • 06:00 am - Descend Low's Peak to meet your Mountain Torq trainer
  • 07:15 am - Meet your via ferrata trainer at Sayat Sayat Hut @ 3,668m for Walk the Torq via ferrata experience (1-2 hours)
  • 09:30 am - Return to Pendant Hut for breakfast
  • 11:00 am - Check out of Pendant Hut and descend to Timpohon Gate
  • 5 -5:30 pm - Arrive at Timpohon Gate and depart Kinabalu Park
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Arrive back at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
06:00AM
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Drop-off
05:00PM
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu town
Other Notes

Please note that the above pick up and drop off times are approximate and will depend on the location of hotel as well as descent timing as the transportation is shared with other groups.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
*We would like to stress that it gets very cold at the top (under 10 degrees celsius), so please do bring warm clothing for sleeping in, and for the summit climb!
Basic first aid supplies (e.g. painkillers, bandaid, ibuprofen, antiseptic and gauze)
Cash (we recommend RM100 - 150 in case you need to rent equipment, hire a porter, tip the guides, buy beer at the top, etc!)
Extra clothing and socks
Hand gloves and beanie
Head torch (compulsory)
High energy food such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, sweets, energy bars
Jacket/Wind breaker (if your jacket isn't waterproof, we would also recommend bringing a disposable raincoat)
Long sleeves shirt/Hiking trousers
Personal toiletries
Refillable water bottle (0.5 - 1 Litre)
Towel (optional - in case you would like to shower at Base Camp - the showers at Base Camp can get chilly though!)
Trekking or running shoes with good grip
Walking poles (may be helpful for the peak ascend as parts of it can be slippy when wet)
Warm clothing*
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Will I definitely get to summit Mt Kinabalu?
It'll depend on your fitness level and the weather. On the morning of the summit, you'll need to get to the summit checkpoint by 5pm in order to be cleared by the local rangers for summit. If you do not arrive in time (due to fitness level or other reasons), you will not be allowed to proceed to summit. In addition, there are a handful of days each year where the summit climb is cancelled by Mt Kinabalu Park due to dangerous weather conditions. Cancellations happen if there is torrential rain and it's deemed dangerous for climbers to make the slippery summit climb. Cancellations are rare, and no refund will be issued by Mt Kinabalu Park for any cancellations.

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